• The gentleman does not needlessly and unnecessarily remind an offender of a wrong he may have committed against him. He cannot only forgive, he can forget; and he strives for that nobleness of self and mildness of character which impart sufficient strength to let the past be but the past. A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.

    "Definition of a Gentleman". Memorandum found in Lee's papers after his death. "Lee the American" by Gamaliel Bradford, p. 233, 1912.
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